Greek stocks ended higher in the ASE on Thursday

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, reversing a four-day decline which pushed the general index of the market 2.68 pct lower. Buying activity focused on selected blue chips such as National Bank, Mytilineos, Motor Oil and OTE. The general index rose 1.20 pct to end at 835.80 points, off the day’s highs of 841.20 points.

The Large Cap index rose 1.30 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.98 pct higher. Turnover was a low 43.517 million euros in volume of 39,095,501 shares. National Bank (4.61 pct), Mytilineos (3.16 pct) and Motor Oil (2.13 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while PPC (1.80 pct), Grivalia Properties (0.76 pct) and ADMIE (0.43 pct) suffered losses.

Among market sectors, Raw Materials (3.13 pct), Technology (2.01 pct) and Banks (1.86 pct) scored big gains, while Health (0.97 pct) and Utilities (0.64 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Attica Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 66 to 49 with another 27 issues unchanged. Fieratex (22.94 pct), Karatzis (16.28 pct) and AAA (10 pct) were top gainers, while Foodlink (20 pct), ANEK (12.02 pct0 and Leventeris (9.69 pct) were top losers.